23 7 / 2014

edwardspoonhands:

teenagegaywad:

theodorepython:

coyotescorner:

peculiaraura:

itscandidlycaratempurl:

Friendly reminder this show was filmed in front of a live studio audience in one take.

And that all sitcom laugh tracks are taken from this show because the laughter was so sincere.

friendly reminder that this show was fuckin awesome

And most of the people who were recorded laughing are dead now. When you hear people laughing in sitcoms today, it’s the recorded laughter of dead people.

Well that escalated quickly

I mean…I almost let this go…because who cares…but none of this is true. Though they did film in front of a live audience (many shows still do) and rarely did second takes, they didn’t shoot the whole episode in one take (which implies that there were no cuts (which, if you watch the show, there obviously were.))

Also, today’s sitcom laugh tracks don’t come from I Love Lucy, the kind of laughter those audiences had would feel completely out of place in a modern show. In fact, ‘I Love Lucy’ would even occasionally sweeten its own laughter with canned chuckles.

HOWEVER…the reminder that this show is fucking awesome is totally appreciated, because it is. Lucy is an inspiration to me as a creator and a businessperson. There’s a ton of episodes on YouTube if you’re in the mood.

08 7 / 2014

sassypotter:

allabitofablur:

ellanarosetw:

theladymonsters:

superbmarksman:

i always end up thinking about the economic damage in superhero movies

make a movie.

the movie would be set entirely in the office of one over-worked insurance agent answering phone calls and in the window behind him we see various Super Heroes destroying things

Cast Amy Poehler

So really, what we’re asking for are those lost years of The Incredibles, with Amy Poehler as Mr. Incredible’s co-worker

(via peskyredhead)

07 7 / 2014

peskyredhead:

blackhistoryalbum:

The Black Victorians | Circa Late 1800s
Source: My Ancestor’s Name

Hey siriomi! This reminded me of your Civil War novel, and the glasses reminded me of you.

Ah! This is so cool! If I ever finish this book I’ll have to try to look like this lady at the book launch! Or something.

peskyredhead:

blackhistoryalbum:

The Black Victorians | Circa Late 1800s

Source: My Ancestor’s Name

Hey siriomi! This reminded me of your Civil War novel, and the glasses reminded me of you.

Ah! This is so cool! If I ever finish this book I’ll have to try to look like this lady at the book launch! Or something.

02 7 / 2014

ladiesagainsthumanity:

RUTH. BADER. GINSBERG. 

via @sethdmichaels

(Source: ihopeyoulikeblackberries, via fishingboatproceeds)

01 7 / 2014

First thing in the morning:

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Right around lunch:

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By the end of the day:

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Seriously though, I love my job, and I’d say we implement a lot of ideas to fix all the things. 

26 6 / 2014

chujo-hime:

winterstar95:

mamalaz:

Gangsta Avengers AU

Wherein the avengers are a secret vigilante group that eventually find each other and go after criminals the hard way.

Some body write this who isn’t me.

*casually slips these in*

YES.

(via peskyredhead)

26 6 / 2014

"I may be over-praising this but once you see the extent to which Google has gone in explaining its design approach and the stunning quality in which it’s presented you might join the conga line. Take 10 or 15 minutes go through the online guidelines, like, really look through them. This is the kind of commitment to establishing rules that makes vendors and developers take notice and realize that there is a high standard to meet. The overall message isn’t “Make the Best Design in the History of the World”, it’s something more like “Stop Designing Shitty Things Online”."

Armin from Brand New

That last line is my FAVORITE.

16 6 / 2014

It’s sportball season!

16 6 / 2014

edwardspoonhands:

ngjenkins:

edwardspoonhands:

inothernews:

millionmovieproject:

No cut-aways, one take.
Crew members threatened to quit and begged him not to do it.
The cameraman looked away while rolling.
A six ton prop.
It brushes his arm as it comes down.
And he doesn’t even flinch.

Buster fucking Keaton, everyone.

He was alcoholic and going through a terrible divorce when this was filmed. I gotta make a video about Buster Keaton one day…

Buster Keaton’s life was extraordinary, wonderful, and sad. His films mark, in my opinion, the very best the silent era had to offer. Bad business decisions, unfortunate circumstances, and alcoholism plagued his career. We’re also very lucky to have ANY Of his work left. If you get the chance, check out some of his work: The General, Steamboat Bill Jr., and Our Hospitality are landmark films that are guaranteed to make you laugh and marvel at Buster.

Since we’re talking about how important Buster is, “Steamboat Willy” (the first appearance of Mickey Mouse), was a parody of “Steamboat Bill Jr” (the movie this stunt appeared in).
I always think about that when Disney gets all pissed off about someone parodying their work.

edwardspoonhands:

ngjenkins:

edwardspoonhands:

inothernews:

millionmovieproject:

No cut-aways, one take.

Crew members threatened to quit and begged him not to do it.

The cameraman looked away while rolling.

A six ton prop.

It brushes his arm as it comes down.

And he doesn’t even flinch.

Buster fucking Keaton, everyone.

He was alcoholic and going through a terrible divorce when this was filmed. I gotta make a video about Buster Keaton one day…

Buster Keaton’s life was extraordinary, wonderful, and sad. His films mark, in my opinion, the very best the silent era had to offer. Bad business decisions, unfortunate circumstances, and alcoholism plagued his career. We’re also very lucky to have ANY Of his work left. If you get the chance, check out some of his work: The General, Steamboat Bill Jr., and Our Hospitality are landmark films that are guaranteed to make you laugh and marvel at Buster.

Since we’re talking about how important Buster is, “Steamboat Willy” (the first appearance of Mickey Mouse), was a parody of “Steamboat Bill Jr” (the movie this stunt appeared in).

I always think about that when Disney gets all pissed off about someone parodying their work.

(Source: questcequecestqueca)

16 6 / 2014

jenmyers:

Carla Laemmle, the silent film actress/dancer who spoke the first line of dialogue in the first sound horror film, Dracula (1931), dead at 104.

jenmyers:

Carla Laemmle, the silent film actress/dancer who spoke the first line of dialogue in the first sound horror film, Dracula (1931), dead at 104.

13 6 / 2014

doppelgender:

sleeping is hard in the summer because blankets are too warm but without blankets im vulnerable to monsters

Yes this.

(via peskyredhead)

13 6 / 2014

whatshouldwecallswingdance:

heptothejive:

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys performing the Game of Thrones theme song. Brilliant!

I don’t watch Game of Thrones, but this rocking swing version of the theme song by the Swamp Donkeys makes me want to start dancing in the office

10 6 / 2014

kates-coffee:

bitterivy:

mallayaa:

did they just

yes, they did

It gets funnier every time.

(Source: captainfillion, via drewedori)

10 6 / 2014

theroguefeminist:

kingsgrave:

skolita:

shiraglassman:

jhameia:

kakapokitty:

kawaikunaii:

knockingghosts:

myartmoods:

The Hesitant Betrothed by Auguste Toulmouche (1866)

I have always adored this painting. Having the central female figure stare with awareness at her viewer is a very powerful move, and something not often given to women in paintings. It creates an engagement with the viewer, she sees you and she knows you are watching her. She is no longer an object in an image, she is a person.

You know she gon’ kill the man she has to marry

I like how everyone else is totally excited the women are congratulating her, the little girl is so into being a flower girl.
And she’s there in middle going “THIS IS SUCH BULLSHIT.”

"the hesitant betrothed" there is NOTHING HESITANT about that expression

Whoa. This is really dramatic and unexpected :)

The “Fuck This Shit” Betrothed

This is the ‘Isn’t It A Tragedy She Was Widowed So Young’ Betrothed, is what it is.

"the lesbian and her lovers plot a murder"

theroguefeminist:

kingsgrave:

skolita:

shiraglassman:

jhameia:

kakapokitty:

kawaikunaii:

knockingghosts:

myartmoods:

The Hesitant Betrothed by Auguste Toulmouche (1866)

I have always adored this painting. Having the central female figure stare with awareness at her viewer is a very powerful move, and something not often given to women in paintings. It creates an engagement with the viewer, she sees you and she knows you are watching her. She is no longer an object in an image, she is a person.

You know she gon’ kill the man she has to marry

I like how everyone else is totally excited the women are congratulating her, the little girl is so into being a flower girl.

And she’s there in middle going “THIS IS SUCH BULLSHIT.”

"the hesitant betrothed" there is NOTHING HESITANT about that expression

Whoa. This is really dramatic and unexpected :)
The “Fuck This Shit” Betrothed

This is the ‘Isn’t It A Tragedy She Was Widowed So Young’ Betrothed, is what it is.

"the lesbian and her lovers plot a murder"

(via peskyredhead)

09 6 / 2014

pewterkat:

small-flower-prince:

dreadpiratecherry:

gentlemanbones:





I have no idea what’s going on

Congrats, we have reached a period of time where there is a generation that does not remember the first memes.

This made me laugh way harder than it should have, i.e. I laughed the exact right amount.

pewterkat:

small-flower-prince:

dreadpiratecherry:

gentlemanbones:

I have no idea what’s going on

Congrats, we have reached a period of time where there is a generation that does not remember the first memes.

This made me laugh way harder than it should have, i.e. I laughed the exact right amount.

(Source: jonklassen2, via peskyredhead)